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Somatic Touch Therapy and Cuddle Therapy

Safe, grounding touch and holding

Somatic Touch Therapy and Cuddle Therapy are two names for a modalities that use gentle touch, holding, presence, attention and care according to your needs.

The name doesn’t matter so much; how you feel is the important part! These modaliites regulate the body and can give emotional, mental and spiritual support; a feeling of belonging and reduction in anxiety, stress and pain.

They can also be used to overcome relational challenges and blockages.

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  • Who I work with
  • What a session is like
  • Pricing
  • Testimonials
  • Media
  • Code of Conduct

Who I work with

All different kinds of people seek Somatic Touch/Cuddle Therapists for many reasons. Here are some examples of past Embrace Connections clients.

  • People experiencing loneliness
    • who want a certain type of touch and intimacy they don’t have access to in their personal lives
    • who are going through a life transition (ending a relationship, moving city, living in a foreign country, etc)
  • Carers
    • who are constantly giving caring touch, and want to relax and receive it for a while instead
  • Straight women
    • who want masculine intimacy without the complexity of a relationship
  • Gay men (closeted or not)
    • who want masculine intimacy without the complexity of a relationship
  • Survivors of trauma or abuse
    • who want to work with touch in a safe environment
    • who want to rewrite their stories around touch and men
    • who want to overcome unhelpful physiological responses
  • Physically disabled people
    • who do not receive much caring touch
    • who sometimes receive medicalized touch only
  • Neurospicy individuals
    • who want to learn and practice the physical and social dynamics of touch and intimacy
  • Religious people
    • who do not get their touch needs met in their church community
    • who feel alienated by their community’s views on touch and intimacy

If you resonate with any of these groups, send me a message and see if Somatic Touch Therapy or Cuddle Therapy are right for you. If you have other needs that aren’t represented on this list, get in touch! I would love to see if I can support you.

I am delighted to work with all people without prejudice. This includes people of any ethnicity, cultural background, class, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, relationship structure, body type, physical ability, neurodiversity etc.
I am sex-positive, a queer ally, poly-informed, and kink-informed.

What a session is like

Sessions are for one person, and last beween 1 and 4 hours. We meet in your home or my studio space in Fishponds, Bristol.

It all relies on a foundation of safety and comfort. We begin with a moment to arrive together and settle. We discuss the rules and expectations for the session, including consent and communication tools.

What happens during a session?

Every client has different needs and desires for their cuddle session.

Some physical options include:

  • Sharing space
  • Hand holding
  • Eye gazing
  • Sitting next to eachother
  • Hugging
  • Cuddling in various positions
  • Holding and being held
  • Gentle touch, stroking
  • Simple massage
  • Co-created movement
  • Dance
  • Role Play and Scenarios
  • Games
  • …and more!

At the end of the day, A cuddle session is for you. It is a platonic and consensual exploration of your needs and desires. The most important thing is how you feel. Together, we can figure out exactly what you want to do!

  • Some people know exactly what they want.
  • Some like to switch things up frequently.
  • Some people are chatty.
  • Some people like to have conversation about various topics.
  • Some people need very frequent checkins.
  • Others are less sure, and so I suggest some options to try.
  • Others prefer to go slow and remain on one thing for longer.
  • Others prefer silence.
  • Others prefer to stay focussed on the dynamic in the room.
  • Others prefer less frequent checking in.

Somatic Touch/Cuddle Therapy is adapted to your individual needs


A 1 hour session costs £75. 1.5 hours is £110, 2 hours are £140 and 3 hours are £200. Concession pricing is available for all sessions. Please contact me if price is a barrier. Payment must be made before the session starts by BACS, PayPal, crypto or cash.

Also, a special Early Bird price is available before 10:00 AM on weekdays.


As seen in the media!

Treasure appeared on ITV’s This Morning show to talk about Cuddle Therapy and give hugs to the entire crew and cast!
Watch Treasure talk about Cuddle Therapy in Zenger Media’s video report
Listen to Treasure speak about Cuddle Therapy on BBC Radio Somerset with Simon Parkin
Listen to Treasure speak about Cuddle Therapy on BBC Radio Bristol with Jonathan Ray

Embrace Cuddle Therapy

I am a certified Cuddle Therapist with Cuddle Professionals International based in Bristol, UK.

I am strong, and gentle; passionate but calm; caring and accommodating. I am intuitive and communicative. I will strive to understand your needs, so I can give you the support you want, in the way you want it.

I hold a calm, empathetic and warm space. I will work with you to create the perfect environment for you.

Code of Conduct

In order to ensure safety and comfort during a somatic touch/cuddle session, we must both agree to the following:

  • All clients must be 18 years or older.
  • Alcohol or other intoxicants must not be consumed before the session. 
  • Somatic Touch/Cuddle sessions are not sexual. All touching, both given and received, will be professional and non-sexual. 
  • Both parties will practice consent and respect personal boundaries at all times.
  • Both parties will remain clothed, and will keep their hands outside the clothes at all times. 
  • Cleanliness and adequate hygiene is required by both parties. This specifically includes showering, teeth brushing, wearing clean clothes and no strong scents worn.
  • Both parties will communicate if they feel emotionally or physically uncomfortable or concerned at any time during the session. 
  • The client can end the session at any time.
  • Somatic Touch/Cuddle Therapy is not a substitute for proper medical consultation for physical, mental and psychological illnesses and may not be suitable for everyone. 
  • Somatic Touch/Cuddle Therapy is not advised for people suffering from major psychiatric disorders. 
  • Client Data is stored in compliance with GDPR and ICO requirements.
  • No specific information regarding the client will ever be shared with another party unless the client gives written permission to use personal information. This includes information shared during a meeting, session, over email, text, phone conversation, etc. 
  • Photographs and videos will not be taken during the session unless explicitly agreed in writing. 
  • Any pictures or video recordings, and their intended purpose, must be discussed and agreed upon in writing before a session begins. They may not be used for purposes outside of the written agreement. 
  • Payment for each session is required prior to the start of a session using BACS, PayPal or cash.
  • There is a 24 hour cancellation policy. An appointment canceled within 24 hours will be non-refundable. 
  • Should the therapist interpret the client’s actions as inappropriate, unprofessional or a risk to their safety, they reserve the right to terminate the session immediately with no warning or refund given. 
  • The therapist reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. 
  • The therapist will not be held responsible for any property loss that may occur, or for any injuries that may result from a session. 
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